Community Development using ICT

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/110
Project Category : digitalLEARNING::Best ICT Enabled School of the Year
Project Name : Community Development using ICT

Details of Applicant
Name : JNV DEVARAHALLI
Address : JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA DEVARAHALLI, CHANNAGIRI TQ DAVANAGERE DIST. – 577 213
City : DAVANAGERE
State : KARNATAKA
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 577 213

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA
Address : JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA,DEVARAHALLI, CHANNAGIRI TQ,DAVANAGERE DIST. – 577 213
City : DAVANAGERE
State : KARNATAKA
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 577 213
Name of the head of Organisation : JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA, DEVARAHALLI
Website : www.jnvdavnagere.gov.in

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
We conducted survey in the nearby village to identify the basic problems of the villagers. The following areas were identified 1. Lack of consumer awareness 2. Lack of drinking water facilities 3. Sanitation 4. Health & hygiene 5. Drug abuse. The solution for all these problems were sorted out scientifically using technology. Students had directly involved to create awareness among the local people by involving ICT, Local Panchayat, Dist. Administration and the Staff Members.

Why was the project started :

  1. To establish a link with the local community
  2. To make use of the resources available in the vidyalaya
  3. To educate the villagers on various day to day problems.
  4. To give a helping hand to the rural mass.

Objective :

  1. To create awareness
  2. To develop problem solving ability among the students.
  3. To give firsthand experience and sense of belongingness among the students
  4. To make the vidyalaya and integral part of the society.
  5. To make the students understand the various problems of the Community.

Target group : DEVARAHALLI VILLAGE
Geographical reach : 2 Kms away from school and 200 Kms away from Bangalore.
Date from which theproject became operational : 10 November 2010
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. Use of Technology such as Road Map, Flyer, Excel Spread Sheet etc.,
  2. Involving Panchayat head, Dist. Administrtation, Local People of the village and the vidyalaya.
  3. Sharing the resources of the vidyalaya with community.
  4. Research oriented – Involving the students to take up research work at the vidyalaya level to find out solution for the problems of the society.
  5. Team Work – Involving the staff and students of the entire vidyalaya to take part in this project actively and effectively.
  6. Use of Media – To publish the work done by the vidyalaya.
  7. Direct face to face interaction between the students and the community.
  8. Using resource persons to make the programme innovating. (Ex- Involving bank officials to create consumer awareness)
  9. Bringing the local community to the vidyalaya to educate them (Arranging practical session for women on Mushroom cultivation and showing the Rain Water Harvesting available in the vidyalaya.
  10. To develop competative spirit and sense of belongingness among the students.

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. We could bring radical changes in the society (regarding drug abuse, consumer awareness etc.,)
  2. Transfer of knowledge from students to community through technology.
  3. Use of Multi-media could draw the attention of the local community.
  4. Developed self help group among women by organizing programme on Mushroom cultivation.
  5. School became the part of community by establishing rapport with the local community.

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative

  1. Lack of proper softwares to convert the project content in the local language.
  2. Frequent power failuers.
  3. In-accessability to reach the village always.
  4. Lack of infrastructure in the village.
  5. Lack of awareness among the people.

List the 5 points how can the programme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. Direct exposure of students to the local community to study their actual problems.
  2. Integrating community with the vidyalaya to get the maximum benefit of the vidyalaya out of the resources available.
  3. Conducting survey and action research by the students to find out the suitable remedy for the various problems.
  4. Creating a healthy and congenial atmosphere to educate the villagers by using techonology.
  5. To make the students understands the real problems of the society and to make efforts to solve it.

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative

  1. Reached the project effectively to the community.
  2. Attitudinal changes in the society.
  3. Direct involvement of students to create awareness.
  4. Community poll.
  5. Technology attracted the attention of the public to know about their day to day problems and the solutions for their problems.

Documents publishing URL :

Consumer Awareness Project Outline

Consumer Awareness Project PPT

Consumer Awareness Project Community Impact

Consumer Awareness – Deputy Commissioner

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19 Responses to Community Development using ICT

  1. gajanana b wadeyar says:

    Its a fantastic project taken up by school children ,keeping in view the urgent needs of society.

  2. akshay says:

    it’s a wonderful act taken by the school to improve the society. this type activities should be taken by other schools also.

  3. Sharmila Rai says:

    congrats mam, Really your children has done a great job its very useful to all the people,
    Where there is YOU then definately name and fame will come (We Miss You)

  4. C RAJA REDDY says:

    commitment to rural awareness is essential to day to bridge the gap between urban and rural. it enriches need of the hour for rural development in the interest of the society. good idea!

  5. Chetan s d says:

    Jnv dvg had done a very grate job.the teachers and students of navoday vidyalayas can do any of the projects like this one with a marvelous results.so if the projects like this will be given to every jnv then the results would be very nice and people can solve their any of the community problems by the help of students with concerned digital learning technique adopted over here.jnv dvg had done such a job very nice job with the available resource…..

  6. Ved Prakash says:

    Nice Project

  7. bidhya says:

    really your project is so good and so nice really cant express

  8. o.p singh says:

    It is excellent projects for the welfare of community and needed people…

  9. Sagar n says:

    It is wonderfull project.i also taken part in this project.

  10. Kamalaksha Shet says:

    It is yery useful project in learning process.

  11. NAGARAJ KM says:

    CONGRATS TO ALL NAVODAYANS AND I FEEL PROUD THAT I’M A X-STUDENT OF NAVODAYA. KEEP GOING NAVODAYA…………

  12. Suprith T says:

    Good Job.. Keep Going…

    - Suprith, JNV Tumkur

  13. j.prakash says:

    It is a stupendent effort on the partof the students of JNV, Devarahalli to have conducted a survey in a community which is much backward , devoid of awareness and steeped in old customs. The community is also prone to drinks and drug abuse. Many congrstulations to Mrs. Ammal and her team being inspired by Mr.Vastrad – the earstwhile Deputy Commissioner and Mr.Pattanshetty – the current Deputy Commissioner. All the ery best to them for winning the coveted award.
    - Prakash

  14. Rakshith K says:

    Come on J N V Davangere!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Rakshith K says:

    Its a great achievement to get into competition first time from south India. Our school has made it and will be making in future also. All the best J N V Davangere. Keep it up!!! Be proud to be a Navodayan…

    -Future is near…Beware!

  16. Sowmya Sondur Vijaya says:

    This is an innovative breakthrough step form the 8th class students of JNV Davangere. This even motivates us to do something in our own endeavor. Madam, you had been always my great guide and support when i was in JNV and miss you. Thank you madam. I feel proud to be JNVan.

  17. Cognates each one of u. What a project Hands up to all JNV’s .
    Being student of JNV, I feel proud Alumni of JNV.
    Great going guys Keep it up.
    Good Luck on behalf of all JNV Student from all over INDIA.

  18. Dattatreya A Y says:

    Awesome awesome awesome!! congratz JNV Davanagere.. A standing ovation for you!